Definition of invert
1a : to reverse in position, order, or relationshipb : to subject to inversion
2a : to turn inside out or upside downb : to turn inward
3 : to find the mathematical reciprocal of to divide using fractions, invert the divisor and multiply
Examples of invert in a sentence
The lens inverts the image.
The number 9 looks like an inverted 6.
invert the order of two words in a sentence
Origin and Etymology of invert
Latin invertere, from in- + vertere to turn — more at worth
First Known Use: 1533
Synonym Discussion of invert
First Known Use of invert
INVERT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of invert for English Language Learners
: to turn (something) upside down
: to change the position, order, or relationship of things so that they are the opposite of what they had been
INVERT Defined for Kids
Definition of invert for Students
1 : to turn inside out or upside down Invert the bowl onto a plate.
2 : to reverse the order or position of invert numbers
Medical Definition of invert
1a: to reverse in position, order, or relationship adjacent sequences of DNA and RNA that are complementary and invertedb: to subject to inversion
2a: to turn inside out or upside downb: to turn inward when a foot is inverted its forepart tends to approach the midline of the body—Journal of the American Medical Association
intransitive verb: to undergo inversion a normal nipple that inverts later in life can be an ominous sign—P. G. Donohue
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